Monthly Archives: July 2014

Doeg – Torah scholar that went rogue

There are times in life that I thank G-d again and again for having given me my holy father as a teacher and a guide.  One of his weekly cycles of teaching us was the Nach cycle — as a … Continue reading

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Call me Jew Any Day!

Why we are called Jew/Jude/Yehudim  Yehudee is the word from which we get Jew (Yehudi – Jude, Jew is how it evolved).  Now we know the Jews are called Klal Yisroel, the nation of Israel or Shivtei Yisroel, the tribes … Continue reading

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In a Pickle Because of a Pickle — Reflections on Teshuva on Shiva Asar B’Tamuz

For some children, it is the sweet allure of oozing sugar that will do them in, having them try anything for a bit of chocolate or candy.  For me, however, the pucker of vinegar and the crunch of pickle was … Continue reading

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This World = Camera Obscura. Next World, Right Side Up.

When inside it is inky dark and outside there is bright light, and if there happens to be a small chink in the obscuring darkness through which some light can enter, well then life gets a bit interesting. The image … Continue reading

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